Is there a good/cheap source for the red flag and the frequency tag
which are to be on the antenna. I know you can get them from mfg's but
I think they are over priced. Any good sources or ways to make them my
Some guys buy those little round price tags with strings on them from
a stationary store. They are about two inches in diameter with metal
edges. Write on them with a Sharpie. This method is great for
transmitters that can change frequency.
Surveying tape is handy for the flag. It's dayglo orange and easy to see.
If you know someone who is a cattle rancher, ask him for an ear tag or two.
Just the right size to write your frequency on and more durable to boot.
Get some of the red / orange caution type tape at Home depot or Lowes
and write your number on it. I personally 'hate' those things
hanging from my TX antenna and don't use them. I find them to be
distracting, don't ask me why. I take the sticker numbers that come
with them and stick them on the back of the TX. If your club
practices good frequency control, the number hanging from the antenna
is unnecessary. Fortunately where I fly, those antenna tags are not
required. I don't know what I would do if they were required, I
probably would start looking for another club. I really don't like
In every instance where we have had a frequency "incident" there was no
frequency tag on one transmitter.
Coincidence . . . . ?
The tags are very easy to make on your computer - using them also gives you
a lot better chance of getting your transmitter back if you accidentally
leave it at the field. Tag should have Name, AMA, (MAAC or other country
organization) and frequency number as a minimum. Print them out in colors of
your choice, club logo or whatever your imagination calls for, then have
them laminated and attach to your antenna. I make up one for each plane so
when I switch planes with that transmitter I put the tag with the picture of
the plane in the background under the frequency number.
Red Scholefield AMA 951 District V
"David Morris" wrote in message
Fortunately where I fly, those antenna tags are not